Cylance® VP Worldwide Channels Didi Dayton Named a 2017 CRN® Channel Chief for Second Consecutive Year

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 2, 2017 – Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionized traditional antivirus with AI powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Didi Dayton, VP Worldwide Channels to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending, and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

“This is the second year Didi has been named a CRN Channel Chief,” said Nicholas Warner, SVP of Worldwide Sales at Cylance. “The growth and leadership she provides to our channel program have helped Cylance to be recognized by Gartner as the fastest-growing endpoint protection vendor.”

Didi guided the Cylance Channel team in building and launching a new, simplified partner program and portal, making the brand more profitable across all partner segments. The overhauled partner program has helped Cylance focus 100% on the channel and achieve global expansion with the help of seven new distribution partners.

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy, and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”

“I am honored to be recognized as a CRN Channel Chief,” said Didi Dayton, VP Worldwide Channels at Cylance. “Working with a great team at Cylance and with the help of our partners, we are laser focused on helping customers achieve their fully deployed preventative endpoint protection project goals within 30 days of their purchase.”

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at

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